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Christmas 2016: Beauty Advent Calendars

Yes people, it’s that time of year again. Beauty Advent Calendars are dropping thick and fast. And let’s face, the countdown is one of the best Christmas traditions there are for a beauty addict. This year, it looks like all of my favourite brands are coming out with advent calendars so it was really difficult whittling it down to just …

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10 Festive Hampers every foodie will love

What will Christmas be without festive hampers? They make excellent gifts and are wonderful to have around. Here are some of our favourite hampers this year. Berry Bros & Rudd: The Best of British Hamper – £155 Berry Bros & Rudd always have fantastic hampers of food and drink or a mixture of both ranging from as little as £35 …

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Christmas Canape: PARMA HAM AND PEAR ROLLS WITH ROCKET AND PARMESAN

A few weeks ago I attended a Parma Ham cooking event to learn new and innovative ways to use Parma Ham in cooking. This Parma Ham and Pear rolls with rocket and Parmesan is one of the recipes I tried. It’s really easy to make, delicious and will be perfect as a Christmas canape. This recipe makes 20 rolls.   …

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Winter Skincare: ARK Hydration Injection Masque

Tis the season for battering winds and constant rain when outside, and heat when indoors, the weather plays havoc not just with skin but hair as well. From dry cracked skin to hair that drys out and starts to thin or break, winter can wreak havoc on the body so naturally special care and specialist products have to be used …

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Christmas Canape Recipe: Mini Parmesan & Thyme Scones with Parma Ham, Red Onion Marmalade and Ricotta

Another fantastic Parma Ham Christmas Canape Recipe perfect for any festive get together. Recipe makes 20 mini scones.   Ingredients 225g self-raising flour ½ tsp English mustard powder ½ tsp salt 30g Parmesan, finely grated 55g unsalted butter 6 slices Parma ham, 3 slices cut into small dice 2 sprigs of Thyme, picked and finely chopped 100g ricotta 100g red onion …

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Everything you need for a fantastic free from Christmas.

The days when people allergic to gluten, eggs, nuts, diary etc. had to suffer through Christmas are long gone. In fact it’s never been a better time to be allergic 🙂 We have rounded up our favourites and the best from the free from food sector to ensure allergies don’t hinder your enjoyment this coming Festive Season. House of Athenry …

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2015 Christmas: The Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide

From your favourite high street and department stores, here’s our ultimate Christmas beauty gift guide to suit every budget and taste. No7 25 Days of Beauty Wonders Advent Calendar – £38 Surprise a loved one with this fantastic Advent calendar from No.7 worth £148. From new nail colours to radiance boosting night creams, there’s a daily surprise any beauty addict …

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Christmas 2015: Ultimate Fragrance Guide

Giving fragrance as presents during the festive season is a time honoured tradition that never grows old. In fact every year the fragrance sales figures grows higher and higher so it’s safe to say this year will be no different. Top Female Fragrance Decadence by Marc Jacobs It’s difficult to see any other fragrance beating Decadence to the top spot …

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Palace of Wonders Christmas Hamper by Carpo London

Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies.

As someone who eats beef at Christmas and turkey at New Years’; it is usually Christmas hampers that make me feel festive during the holiday season. If you are a foodie like me, then there are some things you look for in a good hamper. I usually zero in on the ones with a combination of wines and festive goodies …

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Christmas gift guide

Crabtree and Evelyn Christmas 2014

Seasonal Spectacular by Crabtree and Evelyn It feels good to finally be able to talk about what to expect from one of my favourite stores, Crabtree and Evelyn. I have known about what’s coming up this Christmas since July but it was embargoed until now, so here we go. Like every Christmas, Crabtree and Evelyn has a Seasonal Spectacular in …

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